Appleseed (Movie)

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Synonyms: Appleseed (2004)
Japanese: アップルシード
German: Appleseed
Spanish: Appleseed
French: Appleseed
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 17, 2004
Studios: Digital Frontier
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: DetectiveDetective, MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 1 hr. 45 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.061 (scored by 4117141,171 users)
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Ranked: #37242
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Popularity: #2363
Members: 72,089
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Growing out of the chaos of a global war, the city of Utopia is populated by humans and bioroids (artificial humans). On the surface, everything is harmonious, but tensions lurk. Into this seemingly perfect society comes a survivor of the wars, Deunan Knute, who carries a legacy that will turn out to be of critical importance to the future of humanity.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Koyama, Takehiro


Yamada, Miho






Matsuoka, Fumio


Aramaki, Shinji
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
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"Good Luck" by Basement Jaxx

Ending Theme

"Anthem" by Boom Boom Satellites

Oct 10, 2007
--> Intro:
Appleseed (AS) tells the story of Deunan and Briaeros, mates on the battlefield. The story revolves around battles, mechas, utopian philosophy and some romance. You will also know about Bioroids, which are cloned humans, but with distinct identities.

--> Animation: (10/10)
Really, earning a 10 from me is tough, but Appleseed really amazed me in terms of sheer graphic quality. It's a perfect blend of traditional animation, coupled with very well made CG. The backgrounds and environments are extremely detailed and well done. The same quality can be found in the character designs. Just see how detailed Deunan's hair is, or how the general mechas are ...
May 27, 2015
Mixed Feelings
Appleseed is a film based on the work of Shirow Masamune, the Mangaka behind Ghost in the Shell. The film adaptation was handled by Digital Frontier and the now defunct Micott & Basara. The manga may very well be on the same level as the Ghost in the Shell manga, I don't know since I haven't read it, but the question is whether or not the film is any good.


Deunan Knute is an elite soldier during a global war. During one battle a strange group barges in and takes her to Olympus, a Utopian society where humans are living a peaceful coexistence with a new ...
Dec 6, 2008
Mixed Feelings
STORY: 5/10
The plot wasn't all bad. The internal conflict was a particularly fascinating thing, particularly when you find out who the real enemy is. And the idea that a peaceful society is really a cage may be used a lot, but is still interesting in its own way. However, for people like myself who haven't read the manga beforehand, the history of this distopian universe might be difficult to comprehend, thus decreasing any real enjoyment plot-wise, as you're left wondering "why?" the whole time. All you get is that some global war is going on, and then "bam!" suddenly this "utopia" comes into play, and ...

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